Period
to 14 November 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 14 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
England > London
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 12 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3,936 4,703 4,414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.88% 10.11% 9.40%
As % of the Vendors category 26.82% 25.19% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,752 3,242 3,068
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £178 £180 £180
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 148 129
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +6.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.50 £12.52
90th Percentile £55.43 £34.65 £30.90
England median hourly rate £16.62 £15.86 £15.07
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.24% -2.77%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 14,674 18,673 19,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.58% 40.15% 40.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,027 12,663 13,024
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £274 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £450 £450 £445
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 316 303
London median hourly rate £20.83 £19.13 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.92% +0.66% +5.85%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.17 £46.92 £47.83
England median hourly rate £19.31 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +10.34% +1.45% +4.55%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the London region over the 6 months to 14 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +6 1,002 £450 +5.88% 404
West London +1 160 £363 -9.38% 201
South London +12 89 £345 -18.82% 49
East London +1 84 £450 - 86
North London -4 18 £413 +37.50% 22
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1,357 (34.48%) Azure
2 1,226 (31.15%) Windows
3 979 (24.87%) Finance
4 941 (23.91%) Active Directory
5 881 (22.38%) Office 365
6 850 (21.60%) SQL
7 820 (20.83%) SQL Server
8 795 (20.20%) Agile Software Development
9 618 (15.70%) Microsoft Office
10 584 (14.84%) .NET
11 561 (14.25%) C#
12 506 (12.86%) Business Intelligence
13 490 (12.45%) Migration
14 472 (11.99%) Windows 10
15 448 (11.38%) DevOps
16 429 (10.90%) SharePoint
17 417 (10.59%) Power Platform
18 415 (10.54%) PowerShell
19 414 (10.52%) Microsoft Excel
20 404 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
21 393 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
22 375 (9.53%) Windows Server
22 375 (9.53%) ITIL
23 361 (9.17%) Power BI
24 356 (9.04%) JavaScript
24 356 (9.04%) CRM
25 355 (9.02%) VMware
26 354 (8.99%) SCCM
26 354 (8.99%) AWS
27 292 (7.42%) Dynamics CRM

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 429 (10.90%) SharePoint
2 236 (6.00%) MS Exchange
3 169 (4.29%) Skype for Business
4 130 (3.30%) IIS
5 73 (1.85%) Confluence
6 69 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 40 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
8 36 (0.91%) Apache Spark
9 34 (0.86%) CMS
10 31 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
11 27 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
12 24 (0.61%) OpenStack
13 21 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
14 19 (0.48%) SAS
14 19 (0.48%) WebLogic
15 18 (0.46%) Apache
16 12 (0.30%) Jupyter
16 12 (0.30%) nginx
16 12 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
17 11 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 618 (15.70%) Microsoft Office
2 414 (10.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 144 (3.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 78 (1.98%) MS Visio
5 74 (1.88%) Microsoft Project
6 35 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.15%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.10%) CINEMA 4D
11 4 (0.10%) Sketch
12 3 (0.076%) InDesign
13 2 (0.051%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.051%) FreeHand
13 2 (0.051%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.051%) SPSS
13 2 (0.051%) Stata
13 2 (0.051%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 292 (7.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 77 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
3 38 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.36%) Elite 3E
4 14 (0.36%) NetSuite
5 12 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.25%) Endur
6 10 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
7 9 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
8 8 (0.20%) Eloqua
8 8 (0.20%) Oracle AML
9 6 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.15%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 4 (0.10%) FINCAD Analytics
12 3 (0.076%) SAP ERP
12 3 (0.076%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,357 (34.48%) Azure
2 881 (22.38%) Office 365
3 417 (10.59%) Power Platform
4 354 (8.99%) AWS
5 260 (6.61%) Dynamics 365
6 195 (4.95%) Azure Active Directory
7 165 (4.19%) IaaS
8 155 (3.94%) PaaS
9 126 (3.20%) Azure Data Factory
10 103 (2.62%) SaaS
11 98 (2.49%) GCP
12 89 (2.26%) PowerApps
13 83 (2.11%) Serverless
14 80 (2.03%) OneDrive
15 68 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
16 58 (1.47%) Microsoft Flow
17 57 (1.45%) Azure Functions
18 49 (1.24%) GitHub
19 37 (0.94%) G Suite
20 36 (0.91%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 194 (4.93%) DNS
2 176 (4.47%) Firewall
3 173 (4.40%) Skype
4 131 (3.33%) DHCP
5 120 (3.05%) VPN
6 114 (2.90%) WAN
7 110 (2.79%) LAN
8 92 (2.34%) TCP/IP
9 91 (2.31%) SAN
10 55 (1.40%) Internet
10 55 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
11 51 (1.30%) VoIP
12 47 (1.19%) Wireless
13 38 (0.97%) Network Security
14 35 (0.89%) Unified Communications
14 35 (0.89%) VLAN
15 34 (0.86%) Intranet
16 29 (0.74%) Remote Desktop
17 28 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
18 26 (0.66%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 820 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 361 (9.17%) Power BI
3 284 (7.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 259 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
5 245 (6.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 161 (4.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 129 (3.28%) Data Lake
8 110 (2.79%) Azure SQL Database
9 105 (2.67%) Big Data
10 73 (1.85%) NoSQL
11 70 (1.78%) Relational Database
12 68 (1.73%) MySQL
12 68 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
13 65 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
14 64 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
15 62 (1.58%) Hadoop
16 54 (1.37%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 48 (1.22%) Cosmos DB
18 47 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 42 (1.07%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 210 (5.34%) Git (software)
2 177 (4.50%) JIRA
3 171 (4.34%) Visual Studio
4 152 (3.86%) Visual Studio Team System
5 133 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 87 (2.21%) Jenkins
7 73 (1.85%) TeamCity
8 58 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 48 (1.22%) MSI
10 44 (1.12%) Selenium
11 37 (0.94%) Moq
12 29 (0.74%) MSTest
12 29 (0.74%) Subversion
13 27 (0.69%) Maven
14 25 (0.64%) InstallShield
15 21 (0.53%) Eclipse
16 20 (0.51%) Bitbucket
17 18 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 17 (0.43%) NUnit
19 14 (0.36%) Ant
General
1 979 (24.87%) Finance
2 276 (7.01%) Banking
3 206 (5.23%) Public Sector
4 138 (3.51%) Marketing
5 134 (3.40%) Law
6 130 (3.30%) Retail
7 101 (2.57%) Telecoms
8 96 (2.44%) Front Office
9 91 (2.31%) Legal
10 55 (1.40%) Investment Banking
11 51 (1.30%) Manufacturing
12 45 (1.14%) Advertising
13 44 (1.12%) Back Office
14 38 (0.97%) Publishing
15 35 (0.89%) Electronics
16 32 (0.81%) Financial Institution
17 23 (0.58%) German Language
18 18 (0.46%) Billing
18 18 (0.46%) Local Government
19 14 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 808 (20.53%) Developer
2 620 (15.75%) Analyst
3 428 (10.87%) Architect
4 246 (6.25%) Consultant
5 187 (4.75%) Support Engineer
6 169 (4.29%) C# Developer
7 162 (4.12%) Business Analyst
8 161 (4.09%) Project Manager
9 147 (3.73%) .NET Developer
10 146 (3.71%) Support Analyst
11 137 (3.48%) Azure Engineer
12 128 (3.25%) Desktop Support
12 128 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
13 127 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 126 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
15 119 (3.02%) Administrator
16 118 (3.00%) SQL Developer
17 116 (2.95%) 2nd Line Support
17 116 (2.95%) Service Analyst
18 110 (2.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 584 (14.84%) .NET
2 289 (7.34%) HTML
3 207 (5.26%) CSS
4 184 (4.67%) AngularJS
5 147 (3.73%) React
6 146 (3.71%) ASP.NET
7 144 (3.66%) Web Services
8 116 (2.95%) .NET Framework
9 107 (2.72%) ASP.NET Web API
10 105 (2.67%) JSON
11 96 (2.44%) Kafka
12 93 (2.36%) jQuery
13 90 (2.29%) REST
14 86 (2.18%) ASP.NET MVC
15 69 (1.75%) .NET Core
15 69 (1.75%) Vue.js
15 69 (1.75%) XML
16 66 (1.68%) Node.js
17 55 (1.40%) HTML5
17 55 (1.40%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 404 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 143 (3.63%) Management Information System
3 118 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
4 102 (2.59%) Data Centre
5 90 (2.29%) Public Cloud
6 76 (1.93%) User Experience
7 70 (1.78%) Hedge funds
8 68 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
9 61 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
10 59 (1.50%) Equities
11 57 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
11 57 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 52 (1.32%) Blackberry
13 46 (1.17%) Replication
14 45 (1.14%) Mobile App
15 43 (1.09%) PKI
16 34 (0.86%) Data Structures
17 33 (0.84%) Clustering
17 33 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
18 32 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,226 (31.15%) Windows
2 472 (11.99%) Windows 10
3 375 (9.53%) Windows Server
4 279 (7.09%) Windows 7
5 245 (6.22%) Linux
6 158 (4.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 112 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 109 (2.77%) Android
9 102 (2.59%) Apple iOS
10 69 (1.75%) Unix
11 58 (1.47%) Mac OS X
12 54 (1.37%) Mac OS
12 54 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 51 (1.30%) Windows 8
14 28 (0.71%) CentOS
15 27 (0.69%) VMS
16 25 (0.64%) Ubuntu
17 18 (0.46%) Windows XP
18 14 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
19 13 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 795 (20.20%) Agile Software Development
2 506 (12.86%) Business Intelligence
3 490 (12.45%) Migration
4 448 (11.38%) DevOps
5 393 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
6 375 (9.53%) ITIL
7 356 (9.04%) CRM
8 281 (7.14%) Analytics
9 262 (6.66%) Project Management
10 242 (6.15%) ETL
11 241 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
12 235 (5.97%) Scrum
13 221 (5.61%) TDD
14 176 (4.47%) Data Modelling
15 175 (4.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 175 (4.45%) Stakeholder Management
16 161 (4.09%) Microservices
16 161 (4.09%) Visualisation
17 157 (3.99%) MVC
18 144 (3.66%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 850 (21.60%) SQL
2 561 (14.25%) C#
3 415 (10.54%) PowerShell
4 356 (9.04%) JavaScript
5 251 (6.38%) Python
6 170 (4.32%) T-SQL
7 153 (3.89%) Java
8 63 (1.60%) C
9 62 (1.58%) PL/SQL
10 59 (1.50%) VBA
11 51 (1.30%) VB
12 48 (1.22%) Bash Shell
13 41 (1.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 38 (0.97%) Perl
15 37 (0.94%) C++
15 37 (0.94%) R
16 36 (0.91%) VB.NET
17 35 (0.89%) TypeScript
17 35 (0.89%) VBScript
18 29 (0.74%) Scala
Qualifications
1 257 (6.53%) Security Cleared
2 228 (5.79%) Degree
3 206 (5.23%) SC Cleared
4 198 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 104 (2.64%) MCSE
6 58 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
7 55 (1.40%) MCSA
8 54 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
9 41 (1.04%) MCP
10 32 (0.81%) CCNA
10 32 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
11 29 (0.74%) CISSP
12 28 (0.71%) CCNP
13 26 (0.66%) PMI Certification
14 25 (0.64%) DV Cleared
14 25 (0.64%) Master's Degree
15 24 (0.61%) A+ Certification
16 22 (0.56%) AWS Certification
16 22 (0.56%) MCITP
16 22 (0.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (2.31%) SLA
2 75 (1.91%) QA
3 67 (1.70%) PMO
4 38 (0.97%) Data Quality
5 30 (0.76%) GDPR
6 26 (0.66%) WCAG
7 24 (0.61%) MiFID
7 24 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 22 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.23%) COBIT
10 8 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.15%) NIST
12 5 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (0.13%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.10%) COREP
13 4 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.10%) GAAP
13 4 (0.10%) ISO 14001
13 4 (0.10%) Web Application Security Consortium
14 3 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 941 (23.91%) Active Directory
2 221 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (3.46%) Docker
4 99 (2.52%) XenApp
5 97 (2.46%) Hyper-V
6 80 (2.03%) XenDesktop
7 72 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
7 72 (1.83%) vSphere
8 67 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
9 48 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
10 38 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
11 14 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
12 13 (0.33%) HDFS
13 9 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.20%) BitLocker
14 8 (0.20%) VMware Server
14 8 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.20%) Xen
15 6 (0.15%) Apache Flume
15 6 (0.15%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 354 (8.99%) SCCM
2 131 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 117 (2.97%) Kubernetes
4 98 (2.49%) Ansible
5 78 (1.98%) Terraform
6 62 (1.58%) Puppet
7 52 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
7 52 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
8 45 (1.14%) WSUS
9 41 (1.04%) SCOM
10 38 (0.97%) Jamf Pro
11 35 (0.89%) AirWatch
12 21 (0.53%) Kibana
13 17 (0.43%) vCenter Server
14 16 (0.41%) Backup Exec
15 15 (0.38%) CASB
15 15 (0.38%) logstash
15 15 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
16 14 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
17 13 (0.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 355 (9.02%) VMware
2 237 (6.02%) Citrix
3 218 (5.54%) Oracle
4 217 (5.51%) Cisco
5 174 (4.42%) Google
6 114 (2.90%) SAP
7 112 (2.85%) Tableau
8 106 (2.69%) Apple
8 106 (2.69%) HP
9 101 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
10 89 (2.26%) Databricks
11 64 (1.63%) Dell
12 59 (1.50%) ServiceNow
13 57 (1.45%) Remedy
14 52 (1.32%) Adobe
15 46 (1.17%) EMC
16 42 (1.07%) Ivanti
17 40 (1.02%) NetApp
18 38 (0.97%) IBM
18 38 (0.97%) Red Hat